Indianapolis Fire Department receives 35 pet oxygen masks

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Fire Department will have new tools to rescue some of the smallest and most helpless fire victims.

Invisible Fence, a company specializing in products for pet safety, donated 35 oxygen masks outfitted for cats and dogs to the Indianapolis Fire Department. 

"Any domestic animal is like a pediatric patient," Jeff Muzar, an EMS duty officer said. "Their respiratory drive is knocked out. If we can reverse that with these pet masks, then usually we can see a tremendous success in resuscitation."

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The masks cost about $100 each, and will help to replace broken or lost masks.

The donations were made as part of a national effort called Project Breed, where 10,000 similar masks have been donated to fire departments across the country.  

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